Russian and East European Studies programs and courses

Studying Russian at the University of Waterloo

  • Students in our department gain a deep understanding of the languages, as well as the history, cultural traditions, ideas, and accomplishments of the Russian and Slavic peoples.
  • We offer courses in Russian language and culture as well as in film, literature, and linguistics.
  • The average class size in our department is fewer than 15 students. Studying language and literature is most effective in small groups where professors and students have lots of opportunity to interact.
  • You can earn a Minor in Russian. In addition, our department offers a number of interdisciplinary opportunities. Students in Russian are encouraged to select electives from such fields as Economics, Fine Arts, History, and Political Science.